."I am a guest on earth" – this was the title of the concert to which the protestant church community of ebern had invited to the christuskirche on eternity sunday last year – commonly called "sunday of the dead".
With the two professional musicians from dresden, annette roth on the violin and ulrich thiem on the cello, two virtuoso string players made a guest appearance in ebern. Annette roth is a permanent ensemble member of the dresden state orchestra at the semper opera house. According to pastor bernd grosser, her husband ulrich thiem is the nestor of the "bach&" music initiative as a freelance artist blues dresden" and in this capacity has often performed in ebern with several concert projects.
Between bach and tango, between tradition and modernity, between obsessive joie de vivre and quiet sadness lay the program that the duo presented in an exciting way on the afternoon of eternity sunday and thus interpreted the special character of the day in musical terms.
There were songs from the pen of johann sebastian bach and interspersed with a cheerful suite by wolfgang amadeus mozart. Modern, jazzy pieces, partly original compositions by ulrich thiem, and a melancholic tango by the argentinian astor piazzolla represented the modern part of the diverse concert program.
The audience experienced an impressive, not everyday concert, performed by two full-blooded musicians with high charisma.